Rush Reboot – Madrigal (1977)

For this week’s reboot, I am going back 40 years and deep into a cut never played on the radio or in concert. It is one of their slow songs, although I wouldn’t call it a “ballad” in the sense of those that bands that came after and put out their signature slow song.  This one is for @SerendipitousWebLife and inspired by this post of hers.

The song Madrigal from the album A Farewell to Kings.

Music: Geddy Lee and Alex Lifeson
Lyrics: Neil Peart

When the dragons grow too mighty
To slay with pen or sword
I grow weary of the battle
And the storm I walk toward
When all around is madness
And there’s no safe port in view
I long to turn my path homeward
To stop awhile with you

When life becomes so barren
And as cold as winter skies
There’s a beacon in the darkness
In a distant pair of eyes
In vain to search for order
In vain to search for truth
But these things can still be given
Your love has shown me proof


  1. This is an incredibly encouraging, lovely song.
    “I long to turn my path homeward
To stop awhile with you”
    That picture brings a smile.
    This cheered me up a bit. Thank you soo very much! Hug! : )

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    1. I am so glad you liked it. Well since your post was responsible for this week’s selection, it was only fitting to use the same picture as was in that post. I am sorry you needed cheering up, but delighted to have been responsible for do it. Were you able to listen to it or did it not play?

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  2. Honestly, I’m not a rock fan. I can appreciate a few songs, but after three or four, it just feels like pounding in my head. However, some rock bands have produced some beautiful ballads. I love some Evanescence songs, or Enigma has some amazingly beautiful softer songs.

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      1. Giggle … You know it’s very sexy when a man says, “I fell in love” regarding anything. Mmm… giggle ….
        sorry…. squirrel…. got distracted…. I have her YouTube station playing, very dramatic.

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